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The Kherson region, in southern Ukraine, was also the target of an attack by Russian missiles last November.

Agence France-Presse

Two French volunteers were killed and several other people were lightly injured Thursday during a Russian strike in Beryslav, near Kherson in southern Ukraine, a Ukrainian official said.

< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">Foreign volunteers were killed and injured due to an enemy strike on Beryslav, the governor of the Kherson region, Oleksandr Prokudin, wrote on Telegram.< /p>

The Russian army killed two French citizens. Three other foreigners were slightly injured as well as a Ukrainian, he continued, without specifying the exact functions of these volunteers – an expression often used to designate workers of humanitarian organizations – and offering his sincere condolences. to the families of the dead.

The Ukrainian National Police, for its part, indicated that two men of French nationality had died following a drone attack, and that three men and a woman had been injured. She announced, on Telegram, the opening of an investigation for violation of the laws and customs of war.

All victims had come to the Kherson region as volunteers, police added.

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Solicited in the night from Thursday to Friday by AFP, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not immediately follow up.

Beryslav, who counted approximately 12,000 inhabitants before the war, is located on the northern bank of the Dnieper River, near the front line. On January 27, a person was killed there by an explosive thrown by a Russian drone.

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